The only country where Renault is currently selling hydrogen-powered vans is France. The automaker will travel to the Netherlands this summer with the hydrogen vehicle.
Renault is testing the Hyvia Master this week around the Dutch hydrogen refuelling stations. The delivery van fills up at pressures lower than 700 bar, just as the hydrogen passenger cars. The roof-mounted tank has a maximum hydrogen capacity of 6 kilos.
The range of the fuel cell, which turns the hydrogen into power, is roughly 300 kilometres. A tiny battery is also housed within the van. Another 80 to 100 kilometres can be travelled.
The hydrogen van is currently available in four vehicle dealerships in the Netherlands. They are unknown as of yet. According to Hydrogen magazine, the bus will cost 134,000 euros. The cost of the electric model is 70,000 euros.
Renault claims that the transition to hydrogen is a serious and long-lasting event. If and when the French automaker’s hydrogen vans will be available in other European nations are still unknown.